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Old 08-03-2009, 09:05 AM   #6166
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i agree on the price issue with xray i really hated that when i bent an axle i had to pay 20bucks just for one! that, i think, is a rip off. i think i might buy a set of those split mounts.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:29 AM   #6167
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my car hope yall likes...
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:14 PM   #6168
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hey chris, i had that same issue where my smc 5200/40c pack had a 1mm gap between the top deck so i had to mount the battery almost half way off the chassis, i said f-it and sold that pack and i just bought that 4700/40c smc pack. if you hold the car up and manually flex it with the 5200 in it you will notice how it hits the top plate, as far as the tray thing check out ppd or pdp or something its around here so.mewhere
I found the PPDBillet.com tray and it's very nice, especially the price!

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The ppd tray doesn't move the lipo outside the top deck line so it wont be suitable with the 5200 SMC. Check out the bitty design tray, it isn't cheap but it fits with no mods
I'm very interested in the design of this tray because its not supposed to effect the flex of the chassis but still put the weight were it needs to be. Although, do you know if anybody sells them in the U.S.A.

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I am using the XRAY Lipo Balancing Weights.
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That might be the best idea but do you have any pics of how you mounted it to your 416?
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:54 PM   #6169
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so, to contine to belabor the point...is the WE really $125+ better than the standard 416 for low power apps like RCGT or VTA? (outdoor asphault)

Sorry for the nube qustion, but I have a disease...and when I see the Evo IV for $230, I can only say to myself "That's a great deal, why not spend twice that on a TA05MS?"...which led me here as the 416 is down to $375...
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:01 AM   #6170
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That might be the best idea but do you have any pics of how you mounted it to your 416?
Same way as in a T2 008/009 which has predrilled holes, in the Tamiya you need to drill one hole for each weight...


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Old 08-04-2009, 04:40 AM   #6171
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show piccys whan you are doing it

i will be interested
Hi Phil, after 12 weeks of ass busting work our track is ready (apart from the barriers) (saturday) check it out. (and our new site)

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Old 08-04-2009, 06:25 AM   #6172
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chatty, if you're only looking for a tourer to do gt with then spend less $ a 416we is awesome but i think can be overkill for that class, myself, we have a gt class and its pretty cool but i would'nt go further than a tb03 or ta05.
i heard some good things about the tb03 so i'd consider that... inexpensive and easy to upgrade!!!
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:30 AM   #6173
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That might be the best idea but do you have any pics of how you mounted it to your 416?
Here we go...


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Hi Phil, after 12 weeks of ass busting work our track is ready (apart from the barriers) (saturday) check it out. (and our new site)

Mark M www.aerccc.org.au
when are you coming to re do our track mate
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Those weights are nice but ... moving the cells that far out slows down the polar moment. That car will not rotate or change directions as quickly.
Chances are you will get hit on the side and rip the screw out of the chassis. Hope it doesn't happen to you but ... I know it would happen to me ,,lol
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http://www.ppdbillet.com/RC_accessories.html

Down at the very bottom, there are some stainless "inserts" that fit into the battery slots. I just shoo goo those to the bottom of my packs (or use thin carpet tape) and arrange them in such a way that they prevent the pack from moving around. If I need more weight, I just use double-sided tape and stick tungsten weights to the pack. You can cover those in CF stickers to make them look nice, and even sharpie the edges black if you want.

I fit an SMC 5200 40c in the car (with the stock chassis) no problem.
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Those weights are nice but ... moving the cells that far out slows down the polar moment. That car will not rotate or change directions as quickly.
Chances are you will get hit on the side and rip the screw out of the chassis. Hope it doesn't happen to you but ... I know it would happen to me ,,lol

This solution actually keeps the weight closer to the center than with a tray...

The outside supports are not kept in place only by a screw... Maybe it will break, but many cars at our club has this set up now for the last 3 months, and no breakage so far...

Interesting how you can make such final statements on how well the car rotates....


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This solution actually keeps the weight closer to the center than with a tray...

The outside supports are not kept in place only by a screw... Maybe it will break, but many cars at our club has this set up know the last 3 months, and no breakage so far...

Interesting how you can make such final statements on how well the car rotates....


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A lot of guys did that sort of thing here and for some reason, they don't anymore...
A wider weight distribution will always slow down the polar moment.
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this is what i use it gives good banace to the car and hangs to the right a bit but not a great Pic.

will clean up the wiring and post a pic. soon
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Down at the very bottom, there are some stainless "inserts" that fit into the battery slots. I just shoo goo those to the bottom of my packs (or use thin carpet tape) and arrange them in such a way that they prevent the pack from moving around. If I need more weight, I just use double-sided tape and stick tungsten weights to the pack. You can cover those in CF stickers to make them look nice, and even sharpie the edges black if you want.

I fit an SMC 5200 40c in the car (with the stock chassis) no problem.
Now that a REALLY nice way to do it and I bet its cheaper than those X-Ray ones. And lower CG as well.
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